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Post Asus RT-N16
i'm looking at setting one of these up for a user, with dd-wrt, the guy has been through 3 routers, a d-link, a trendnet, and something else, i want this to be the last

i'm mainly posting because i know JD bought one, wondering if its still going solid, has it had to be reset at all, etc

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Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:53 am
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Post Re: Asus RT-N16
Yup totally solid. Never had to intentionally reboot it, though since new firmwares come our at least once a month and sometimes more, I end up resetting it.

Currently I'm running EKO's build DD-WRT v24-sp2 (05/31/10) big - build 14536M NEWD-2 K2.6 Eko rather than BrainSlayer's.

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Post Re: Asus RT-N16
no other issues with the k26 builds. i know i asked you about a couple issues i knew existed with the k26 dd-wrt around the time you got the router. i remember you saying they were mostly resolved back then. wondering if any other little things cropped up of how its progressed?

have you tried using it as a print server? or hooking up a usb hard drive to it for shared storage at all? This user is interested in it for that. he does network backups to a machine that needs the OS reloaded since the network is crapped out on it. so i suggested that as an option that we can look into. that way if he has problems with a machine, it doesn't affect his backups like that

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Post Re: Asus RT-N16
Haven't used any USB stuff. I recall reading that it was kind of flaky with DD-WRT. Not sure if it still is or not.

Also from my reading, EKO builds have far more bug fixes than BrainSlayer does. As such EKO also releases new builds frequently in comparison.

Granted I think the user may be able to live with the stock firmware. It's still Linux based so I'd imagine it's pretty solid and perhaps the USB and what not will work as expected.

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Post Re: Asus RT-N16
Hmm new BrainSlayer build out today. Might have to give that a go this weekend. If it's not too much hassle to get working, I might try out the NAS functionality. No USB printer though. I only buy network-ready printers :)

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Post Re: Asus RT-N16
that would be cool. let me know how it goes

i would have tried it on my wl-520 a when i got it way back when, but it turned out the usb performance was terrible on them, so i never bothered

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Post Re: Asus RT-N16
Well firstly it only supports FAT32 or ext2/3. So I can't try it with my hard drive. Also seems you can only have 1 drive at a time, unless you write a custom script maybe?

I get 5.3MB/s (download/read) from it plugged into the router, and between 7-9MB/s from being plugged into my PC.

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Post Re: Asus RT-N16
so the performance still isn't great then. though there is some convinience. but the guys hard drive is already formatted and full of stuff. so that may not be an option really

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Post Re: Asus RT-N16
Like I said, maybe try the stock firmware and see how that handles things.

However I think any NAS functionality is going to lose some performance because you're transferring over FTP. FTP is a TCP protocol and as such has a fair amount of overhead in transmission. I doubt when you have a drive directly connected to your PC, that it suffers from that amount of overhead.

And this build doesn't seem to have Samba support (not sure which do), which may perform better. Hard to say though. I personally wouldn't want to use FTP to access files because you can't do anything directly off it. Everything has to be downloaded and then uploaded.

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Post Re: Asus RT-N16
hmmm....may just end up using it for his printers then, not sure. i'll check it out tonight when it comes time

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Post Re: Asus RT-N16
Sorry to bump a dead thread, but I have this exact router and I have a question.

It has been serving me very well with the stock firmware, any reason I should switch to DD-WRT?

Thanks!

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Post Re: Asus RT-N16
I would go with Tomato over DD-WRT. Far better IMO and it has working QoS. I'd recommend Shibby's builds here: http://tomato.groov.pl/

Since I have a RT-N16 running Tomato as well, the notable additions are:
VPN (OpenVPN and PPTP)
USB file sharing
FTP server
Media (UPnP) server
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Post Re: Asus RT-N16
Mine's been running with tomato for a number of years now with no problems what so ever. I think I'll need to update it as its still on k26 beta.

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Post Re: Asus RT-N16
I thought about using that as a makeshift NAS, but I've learned the CPU is too slow to handle that kind of traffic.

Thanks! I'll check out Tomato, though.

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